News highlights – 28 August

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digital computer blockchain isolated on whiteNews highlights – 28 August

Are blockchains key to unlocking IoT potential?

We’ve all heard the mind-boggling predictions about the Internet of Things (IoT). For instance, Cisco estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. And when it comes to revenue potential, the predictions are promising too. Read more…

Megaupload founder wants legal appeal live streamed

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – An appeal by flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom over a decision to extradite him to the United States began in New Zealand on Monday, with the Megaupload founder’s legal team arguing the hearing should be live streamed on YouTube. Read more…

Latest WhatsApp policy change to be examined

The UK’s personal data protection regulator announced it will look at the recent changes announced by WhatsApp in its privacy policy. WhatsApp said the changes would include sharing user phone numbers with its parent company, Facebook. Read more…

Is Apple about to do something interesting with social media?

After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing app that would be similar in functionality to Snapchat. Read more…

Forbes does not think Tech companies are innovative, with one exception

In a new list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” the business magazine has ranked the top 100 companies. Aside from Tesla, which could arguably be listed as a tech company and took the coveted top spot, the tech industry had to wait until number 11 and Amazon.com to get into the list. Read more…

Vienna IT glitch sorted, traffic returning to normal

Data transmission problems that caused the delay or cancellation of dozens of flights on Sunday have been resolved, Vienna Airport said, with its flight schedule having returned to normal. Read more…

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